The New York Snap Exchange, a project initiated by artist, Andrea Moed (also responsible for the location-based story project, Annotate Space), is an interesting way of engaging camera phone photographers around New York City by integrating their snaps into a multi-player game. The challenge is to think of an image you would like someone to take a picture of and email it to snap_at_parsons.edu with “challenge” in the subject line. Then take on the challenge by taking pics with your camera phones and email them to the same address from the street. Points are awarded on completing the challenges and the quality of images taken! The big question remains as to how personal the images can be or if subjectivity can get in the way of completing a challenge. For instance the above pic of a “delivery truck with graffiti “might not be taken so literally for someone who could say it was their fat, tatoo laden uncle! Snap away!
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